Troian Bellisario welcomes first child with husband Patrick J. Adams

Troian Bellisario is officially a mommy! The Pretty Little Liars star, who played both Spencer Hastings and Alex Drake on the show, welcomed her first child with husband, Patrick J. Adams.

“The world just got 8lbs heavier. Thank you to everyone who fought for and protected our privacy during this incredible and beautiful time in our lives,” the Suits star wrote on Instagram on Monday, October 8. “Everyone is happy and healthy and loving every moment of this. I could not be more excited to bring a baby girl into this world at this moment. We will raise her to be powerful, to always speak her mind and heart and to live without fear. It’s a brand new day and a brave new world and they are both beautiful.”

Sources confirmed to Us Weekly in early August that the couple, who wed in December 2016 with a boho woodland ceremony, were expecting.

The actresses’ former costar, Lucy Hale, gushed to Us about the happy news on August 10. “I’m really happy for her,” she said at the time.

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WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Actor Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ian West - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: (L-R) Troian Bellisario and Patrick Adams attend This Bar Saves Lives Press Launch Party at Ysabel on April 5, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Actor Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ian West - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 03: Actors Patrick Adams and Troian Bellisario stop by Apple Store Eaton Centre in Toronto for new iPhone X at Apple Store Eaton Centre on November 3, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Patrick J. Adams (L) and Troian Bellisario arrive to the Television Industry Advocacy Awards at TAO Hollywood on September 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Actor Patrick J. Adams (L) and Troian Bellisario arrive at the Entertainment Weekly celebration honoring nominees for The Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Chateau Marmont on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Actors Patrick J. Adams (L) and Troian Bellisario attend the Entertainment Weekly Celebration of SAG Award Nominees sponsored by Maybelline New York at Chateau Marmont on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
INGLEWOOD, CA - JULY 31: Actors Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams attend Teen Choice Awards 2016 at The Forum on July 31, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Fox/Getty Images for Fox)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams arrive at the HFPA and Instyle party during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival held at Windsor Arms on September 12, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actor and photographer Patrick J. Adams and actress Troian Bellisario attend the Patrick J. Adams Exhibition Opening of 'SUITS' Gallery at 402 West 13th Street on January 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actor and photographer Patrick J. Adams and actress Troian Bellisario attend the Patrick J. Adams Exhibition Opening of 'SUITS' Gallery at 402 West 13th Street on January 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Fork in the Road' Episode 413 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross, Troian Bellisario as Claire -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actors Troian Bellisario (L) and Patrick J. Adams attend the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actor Patrick J. Adams and actress Troian Bellisario arrive at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: Actress Troian Bellisario and actor Patrick J. Adams attend the Entertainment Weekly SAG Awards pre-party at Chateau Marmont on January 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21:(L-R) Actors Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario attend Night 4 of ChefDance on January 21, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for ChefDance)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 14: Actors Patrick J. Adams (L) and Troian Bellisario (R) attend an evening with 'Suits' at The Paley Center for Media on January 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 14: Actor Patrick J. Adams (L) and actress Troian Bellisario arrive at The Paley Center For Media Presents An Evening With 'Suits' Mid-Season Premiere Screening And Panel at The Paley Center for Media on January 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: 70th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (L-R) Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams during NBC Universal's Golden Globes Post-Party Sponsored by Fiat and Hilton held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Troian Bellisario (L) and actor Patrick J. Adams (R) pose during the 2011 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Ceremony held at the Orpheum Theatre on November 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario arrives at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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Three months prior, the duo had another reason to celebrate as they attended the royal wedding of Adams’ former Suits costar, Duchess Meghan, to Prince Harry in London.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, and Adams, 38, both left their shared show at the end of season 7 following their onscreen wedding, with the Clara actor revealing to The Hollywood Reporter that he was looking forward to spending more time with his family. “At the moment, I’m interested in taking a break,” he said at the time. “It’s nice to be home. It’s really nice to be with Troian, our dogs and to take the time to figure out exactly what shape I want to take my career after this.”

Bellisario, 32, and her longtime love met in 2009 while working on a play called Equivocation and subsequently sharing a romantic night they came to call “Fort Day.” “He invited me over to his apartment where he had built us a pillow fort,” Bellisario wrote on an Instagram post in December 2016. “He stapled sheets and Christmas lights to the ceiling. We shut the door to the world outside. We didn’t answer our phones. And over pancakes and movies. Long late night conversations and sleep. We got to know each other a little better. That was the first ‘Fort Day.'”

Seven years later, the twosome got engaged on “Fort Day,” which came to be an annual tradition.

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